Annie's Place

A nonprofit organization

$102,476 raised by 190 donors

100% complete

$100,000 Goal

Caring for Kids so Families can Access Healthcare

Annie's Place (formerly Mommies In Need) provides childcare to families at no cost so that they can get the medical treatment they need. Founder Natalie Boyle went through cancer treatment while being a stay-at-home mom to twin toddlers, which is when she discovered the lack of resources for sick parents and created the organization. This Dallas-based nonprofit has grown into an organization that provides free childcare from professionally trained, trauma-informed nannies and teachers through in-home placements and through Annie's Place Childcare on the campus of Parkland Hospital. Knowing that a parent's health crisis can be a scary and confusing experience for young children, Annie's Place also offers a play therapy program, which provides complimentary counseling, crisis intervention, and parent consultations to address the complex needs of the families served. 

All Annie's Place services are provided free of cost to families through generous donations and an outpouring of community support.  

Annie's Place Childcare Center at Parkland

Annie's Place Childcare Center enables parents and guardians to fully focus on their own life-saving treatment while knowing that their children are safe and happy. Annie's Place Childcare Center cares for children ages 0-6 whose parent, guardian, or sibling is receiving treatment at Parkland. Annie's Place also supports medical staff by offering a limited number of spots at Annie's Place each day for emergency backup childcare. 

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Play Therapy

Our Play Therapy program supports parents who are experiencing a health crisis. We know one of the ways we can best support parents is to support their kids because a diagnosis is stressful for everyone in the family. Our licensed play therapist will support a parent by sharing the developmentally appropriate way to tell a child about a medical condition, how to discipline children with anxiety, depression, aggression, ADHD and other internalizing and externalizing behaviors, and help navigate a “new normal”.

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Annie's Place At Home

The Annie's Place At Home program provides up to six months of full-time childcare for families dealing with cancer and other major illnesses and injuries, all at no cost to those served. Professional, trauma-informed nannies work with the same family for up to six months and are specially trained to support children and their parents during extreme circumstances. To date, this program has provided more than 22,000 hours of in-home nanny care to parents disabled by a health crisis.

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The mission of Annie's Place is Caring for kids so families can access healthcare. Childcare is an often neglected social determinant of heath, and lack of childcare is a leading cause of missed appointments, treatments, and life-saving interventions. Annie's Place supports parents experiencing a health crisis or just keeping up with preventive care by providing childcare, community, and compassion. With a vision that parents should never have to choose between taking care of their own health and having safe and loving care for their children, Annie's Place has provided more than 60,000 hours of free childcare to more than 1,400 children since its inception in 2014, enabling parents and guardians to get the healthcare they need.


We are always in need of diapers, wipes, healthy snacks and other supplies for the children of Annie's Place. If you would like to help organize a drive for these items you can contact Debbie Jordan at

Equity Statement

At Annie's Place, we are committed to creating and maintaining an inclusive culture that encourages, supports and celebrates diversity, both in our employees and the families we serve.

As an employer, we know different backgrounds and perspectives create a stronger, more creative, more loving environment. We want all of our employees to feel valued, appreciated and free to be who they are at work. We are proud to provide equal opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment.

As an organization that serves and celebrates families of all types, we believe no parent, regardless of race, gender, age, religion, sexual orientation or disability, should have to choose between taking care of their own health and having safe and loving care for their children.

Organization Data


Organization name

Annie's Place

Tax id (EIN)




Health Care, Women & Girls, Youth & Children

Operating Budget

$3,000,000 - $9,999,999

Counties Served

Collin, Dallas

BIPOC Serving

Black or African American, Hispanic or Latinx

Equity Statement

Equity Statement


2904 Floyd St
Dallas, TX 75204



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